Frequent and reliable access to space on your terms
A whole rocket to yourself.
Choose your orbit, your rocket, your launch schedule, and your launch site – you’re in control.
We’ve streamlined the path to orbit, enabling rapid call-up launch to support urgent missions, including constellation replenishment.
3 launch pads across 2 countries, enabling up to 132 launch slots annually. We put you in control, enabling launch timing down to the second.
Mid-inclination, Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO), Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) or Cislunar – all within reach.
The path to orbit
Our team will work with you to tailor every aspect of your mission. We’ve streamlined the contracting process to be simple, flexible and collaborative.
Our Mission Management team will lead you through the mission assurance program before the big day, taking care of flight environments, coupled loads analysis, mission reviews and more.
Choose from our three payload processing facilities across Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, Launch Complex 2 in Wallops, Virginia, or our headquarters in Long Beach, CA. Each facility is home to ISO8 Class 100K cleanrooms to ensure humidity, temperature and particle control.
The big day. Live views of launch, real time communication with our Mission Management team, state vectors in rapid time, and speedy post-launch reporting.
Our Launch Sites
Choose from three launch pads across Rocket Lab’s two launch sites.
Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand, and Launch Complex 2 on Wallops Island, Virginia.
Launch Complex 1
Mahia, New Zealand -
Rocket Lab offers the world’s only private orbital launch range in Mahia, New Zealand. This FAA compliant site can accommodate a launch rate of 120 flights per year and is licensed for a launch to occur every 72 hours. From the site it is possible to reach orbital inclinations from sun-synchronous through to 39 degrees. This enables a lower-cost launch option with a wide spectrum of orbital inclinations.
Construction is currently underway on a second launch pad at Launch Complex 1. Work on Pad B will be completed in late 2020, with concurrent launches from Launch Complex 1 possible within the next 12 months.
Launch Complex 2
Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 2 represents a new responsive launch capability for the United States on home soil.
Tailored specifically for U.S. government small satellite missions, Launch Complex 2 can support up to 12 missions per year.
and control facilities
launch for defense needs
and constellation replenishment